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NBA odds preview - Pistons vs. Celtics

Detroit PistonsBoston Celtics
April 3, 7:30 PM | TD Garden

Detroit Pistons vs Boston Celtics Odds

25-50TEAM RECORD38-36

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Boston and Detroit on Wednesday, with the host Celtics trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Celtics are 38-36 so far on the season, and 34-37-3 ATS vs. the number. The Pistons, meanwhile, are 25-50 and 34-41 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 37-36-1 and the Pistons go 36-38-1 on the totals.

View Detroit vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Celtics installed as 8.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 193.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Celtics, currently No. 17 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pistons, who rate No. 25 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 96-92 victory for the Celtics.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 96.2 PPG, against a Pistons defense that ranks No. 17 at 98.9 PPG. The Celtics field goal percentage has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Pistons shooters have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.

Defensively, the Pistons feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, giving up 101.1 points per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the league in scoring at home.

Detroit won its last outing, a 108-98 result against the Raptors on April 1. The Pistons covered in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 206 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Pistons grabbed a 108-98 win over the Raptors on Monday, behind a 24-point effort from Greg Monroe at Air Canada Centre.

Boston lost its last outing, a 110-100 result against the Timberwolves on April 1. The Celtics failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 210 combined points took the game OVER the total. Boston suffered a 110-100 loss against Minnesota on Monday, getting 19 points from Avery Bradley in a losing effort at Target Center.

Detroit Pistons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 2-8
After playing Toronto are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Boston Celtics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Pistons at Celtics trends to consider:
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games at home
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Detroit at Minnesota, Saturday, April 6
Boston home to Cleveland, Friday, April 5